RT News - August 09, 2016 (12:00 MSK)

Islamic State reportedly forges an alliance with the Afghan Taliban, which the U.S. says it remains committed to appeasing. The Turkish president chooses Russia for his FIRST foreign trip after the failed military coup, making his NATO allies ponder the ever changing relationship, from friends to enemies and back again, between Erdogan and Putin. The spillover from Brazil's political turmoil hits the Olympics - with protesters removed from venues for expressing discontent over the country's interim leader.